We have an indoor/outdoor cat and a flock of full grown hens. A couple of weeks ago one of our hens was killed in the late morning. the kill site (where it looked like the Australorp exploded) was about 25 feet from the place the body was left. The body was found at the edge of the fenceline. There was minimal flesh gone. An area about 4" square was eaten but it only went about 1/4" deep. So whatever killed her didn't eat much. We put up a portable garage in the hen yard in hopes of preventing an arial attack ... if a bird had killed the first hen. Friday morning there was a huge pile of Australorp feathers in the middle of the portable garage. I couldn't find the body in the large hen yard. Yesterday, we saw the cat eating something along the fenceline and on further inspection we located the remains of the missing hen. We know that the cat is a hunter since he often brings home squirrels, rodents, and an occasional bird. But do cats hunt chickens? He free feeds in the house so I know he shouldn't be hungry. We have a mixed flock of birds in many colors (including some Polish). Are preditors more drawn to dark birds? I am wondering why both of our losses have been Australorps (we had only 3 in our flock of 24). Any information would be appreciated.